You may recall that back in February the Alberta Co-op put out a call for others to join us in showing their solidarity with the Burgerville Worker’s Union (read more here). We received an amazing response and sent all of the pledge cards and proceeds we received from button sales their way. In the months […]
Have You Ever Considered Serving On Our Board Of Directors?
Hey Cooperators! Are you a member-owner of the Alberta Co-op? Do you want to have a say in the co-op’s vision and direction, represent other member-owners, and support the Collective Management to help make the store a success? There is an open seat on the Board of Directors, and our bylaws require us to appoint […]
Round Up for the Sabin CDC!
This month’s Change for Change fundraiser will help to grow the Sabin CDC‘s Tenant Micro Loan Fund. We invite you to join the Alberta Co-op and Sabin CDC in offering support to folks right here in our neighborhood who might need just a little extra to help make ends meet. You can donate directly by […]
Alberta Co-op Chocolate Standards
We’re serious about our buying standards. That’s why when we learned that 600,000 children in the Ivory Coast are forced to produce 40% of the world’s chocolate we decided to take a stand. Last year our Buyers thoroughly researched all of our products containing chocolate and only kept those that we could verify were free of cocoa produced […]
Win the gift of healthy food and support an organization in our community that provides healthy foods to many of our neighbors. One of the seven cooperative principles is “Concern for the Community.” Providing healthy foods for the whole community has long been a priority for food co-ops because we believe access to good food […]
Reduce and Reuse, then Recycle
As you may have heard, there are some big changes brewing in the world of recycling. China is the world’s largest importer of post-consumer plastics and paper, but in July 2017 the country announced this will be coming to an end. The Chinese government’s decision appears to be the next phase in a series of […]
Have you been looking for a source of local goat milk, yogurt, and cheese from happy goats and cool farmers? Fair Food Farm is for you! FFF produces milk, yogurt, and chèvre and has sliding scale pricing to help make their products affordable to everyone. Learn more about the farm and their practices, and how […]
Food For All
Hearing the need for increased accessibility to both shopping and Ownership at Alberta Coop, we are following in the footsteps of sister Coops all over the country and launching our own Food For All program! If you shop with EBT/SNAP benefits, you can qualify for Food For All. Show your EBT card when you are filling out the New […]
The Discoll’s Boycott Continues -Bryan Berryeater, Produce Buyer Familias Undias por la Justicia, the farmworkers’ union in Washington that initiated the domestic boycott of Driscoll’s berries in 2015, recently announced they have reached a tentative agreement with Sakuma Bros (http://familiasunidasjusticia.org/en/newsandupdates/). Pending ratification by the FUJ union members, these workers may soon enjoy an historic labor […]
Celebrate Coop Month!
Portland food Coops are teaming up to offer you this awesome deal! Visit all three Portland Coops during October and get $10 0ff of a $30 or more purchase at the Coop of your choice! Pick up your passport next time you visit and explore what all of your local Coops have to offer!